Spacer

WORKSHOPS

#Creativity #Collaboration #Change

Kieran-Flanagan-Workshops-003

The World Economic Forum has identified creative & critical thinking, cognitive flexibility, collaborative teamwork and a capacity for problem solving and innovation as five of the Top 10 critical skills for 21st century leaders, teams and professionals. IBM has also named creative thinking as the critical leadership skill for the 21st Century and even business celebrities like Mark Cuban (in this Bloomberg TV interview in 2018) cite a capacity for creative thinking as the last competitive advantage human beings possess as the world navigates automation, robotics and AI!

You might be thinking, "but isn't creativity a talent? Can it be taught? And if so, why didn't they teach it in school?" Great questions!

Kieran’s workshops and masterclasses are designed precisely to develop these skills in your team, to help you rethink the way you think, understand your default thinking patterns (and their inherent cognitive biases) and to build an organisational culture that is more resilient, opportunity focused and change positive.

She has transformed leaders and teams all around the world, helping technically brilliant people awaken their creative intelligence and driving innovation, building greater teamwork, facilitating intrapreneurship and sharing a set of tools and techniques that increase complex problem solving skills and mental agility.

Kieran-Flanagan-Creativity

Innovation

Creativity & Design Thinking

Brain training programs have had an incredible impact in terms of updating our mental hardware, but if we're still running the same mental software, are we simply reaching the same conclusions more swiftly?

If we're going to be more innovative, to be solution focused with our customers and clients and to bring more mental firepower to the party, we need to Re:think the way we think and upgrade our mental software also.

In this workshop, you will:

• Learn a process for more innovative problem solving and solution design

Expand your cognitive bandwidth through opportunity & insight mining

Develop a framework for thinking in questions not statements and learn a tool for finding answers, not just the "answer"

Discover where and how to apply judgement in the creative and design process

 Start to innovate on purpose: consistently, congruently & deliberately

Kieran-Flanagan-Collaboration

Collaboration

Teamwork & Team Design

Its often said that none of us is as smart as all of us, but this is far more than a trite motivational cliché, it's origins lie in research by behavioural scientist at MIT. It turns out, not only does collaboration make for a more engaging workplace, it makes us collectively smarter too.

However, collaboration doesn't just happen, nor do all teams possess the kind of cognitive diversity that makes collaboration effective and robust.

In this workshop, you will:

Raise your Collaborative Intelligence (We-Q)

Learn how to design teams for cognitive diversity & constructive "conflict" - including who's in your team and who's missing

Incorporate a process for sharing ideas early & openly (Wet Paint™)

Establish a culture of shared ownership through co-creation

Understand the “language of teams” by learning Default Thinking Frames™

Kieran-Flanagan-Change 2

Leadership

Change by Design

In order to make positive change, we must also make the change itself a positive experience. One of the reasons strategic change and planning days fail is that they generate ideas around what and why, but pay little attention to implementation - the how!

Kieran facilitates Strategic planning and issue hacking days with a view to not only increasing the quality of the ideas generated but also on driving Change by Design - in other words, designing a process for change that has a bias towards success and away from failure.

In this workshop, you will:

Use “Risk Prototyping” as a method for driving innovation

Create a Change Positive Strategic Plan that pays as much attention to the "how" as it does to the "what"

Identify the gaps and friction points in your change strategy

Iterate multiple ‘futures’ to test strategic opportunities & risks

Develop resilience as a creative skill using the 6 R's of Resilience™

Book Kieran to run a workshop with your team

Please enter your name.
Please enter a message.

Testimonials

Kieran is this generation's Edward De Bono.

THOUGHT LEADERS GLOBAL, AUSTRALIA

An extraordinary ability to solve highly complicated and political problems.

UNITED NATIONS, SINGAPORE

Kieran facilitated a highly engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking workshop around entrepreneurship, risk-taking and decision making within a highly regulated environment.

BAYER, AUSTRALIA

I learned a huge amount and the team feedback has been incredibly positive. 

CA TECHNOLOGIES, ASIA PACIFIC

We've had amazing feedback - Very grateful!

XERO, AUSTRALIA

Kieran’s opening Keynote established the spirit of the conferece from the outset. Embracing the theme in an engaging, relevant and lively presentation. She was the perfect choice.

AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, AUSTRALIA

Kieran Flanagan did a phenomenal job.

iMEDIA, USA

Kieran’s opening Keynote established the spirit of the conferece from the outset. Embracing the theme in an engaging, relevant and lively presentation. She was the perfect choice.

AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, AUSTRALIA

Delegates were literally buzzing through the hours of workshops that followed and we were able to achieve the directions we required to take us forward.

TOURISM & EVENTS QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

Kieran’s presentation was a breath of fresh air. She is a ball of energy, totally engaging, brilliant use of humor, super visuals and great delivery, but above all she was totally on message with great content. They loved her.

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, AUSTRALIA

Kieran delivered riveting speeches that kept a diverse audience engaged and wanting more.

NAVITAS, MALAYSIA

Kieran’s deep insight, cutting humour and ability to convey complex messages to our audience were the stand out features of her keynote. it's great to work with stage professionals who deliver.

NSA, AUSTRALIA

Kieran Flanagan’s presentation was so inspiring - thank you.

DELOITTE, AUSTRALIA

In 12 years of running SWB, Kieran is the first speaker to receive a 100% approval rating from all delegates!

SWB, AUSTRALIA

Speaking enquires contact Nicola

+61 (0)437 820 989

speaking@theimpossibleinstitute.com

All other enquiries contact Kerryanne

+61 (0)2 9651 5384

info@theimpossibleinstitute.com

PO Box 226

Broadway NSW 2007

Australia

© 2018 Kieran Flanagan